1. Sherron has testified in front of both the House and Senate on Enron matters.  In addition, she was a witness for the government in the criminal trial of Enron Chairman and CEO, Kenneth Lay.


Sherron S. Watkins

Testifying to congress (transcript)

February 14, 2002, Sole Witness, Duration: 4.5 hours

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Chaired by Rep. James Greenwood of Pennsylvania

Topic:  The financial collapse of the Enron Corporation

February 26, 2002, 1 of 3 witnesses, other witnesses: Jeff McMahon, Jeff Skilling, Duration: 5 hours

The Consumer Affairs, Insurance and Automotive Safety Subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation
Chaired by Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota

Topic: Enron Bankruptcy

Sherron S. Watkins, February 14, 2002

Testifying to U.S. House of representatives

If looks could kill     

The glance Sherron Watkins gives her ex-boss tells us all we need to know about Enron's sexual politics.

By David Thomson

Feb 28, 2002 | There's a photograph on the front of the New York Times Wednesday that says so much about sexual politics and the workplace hustle. It's a beautifully calculated double-portrait (by Win McNamee/Reuters) with Jeffrey Skilling in the right foreground, tactfully out of focus, and Sherron Watkins to the left and behind him, looking at him with a mixture of disbelief and contempt that is wonderfully balanced by the haze of Skilling, his resolute looking away and the manner in which his hand is half-covering his mouth. ....

The picture was taken as the two former colleagues testified (under oath) at a Senate panel investigating the Enron collapse. More or less, it is the contention of Watkins (a vice president at Enron) that Skilling (the former chief operating office) was paid, hired and qualified to run the company -- meaning that he knew what was going on, understood its intricacies and possible illegalities and was responsible for them. She is joined in these beliefs by several senators who marveled that Skilling now claimed such extensive ignorance of business and accounting procedures.   Read the whole article here.



Enron Whistleblower Testifies Against Ex-Chairman

by Wade Goodwyn

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All Things Considered, March 15, 2006 · Enron whistleblower Sherron Watkins testifies against former chairman Kenneth Lay. Watkins met with Lay four months before the company went bankrupt, and warned him about accounting problems. Prosecutors hope her testimony will show that Lay made intentionally misleading statements to investors.

Enron’s whistle blower

details sinking ship

Former VP Sherron Watkins testifies that the company was overrun by fraud -- and that Lay and Skilling knew all about it.

By Shaheen Pasha, CNNMoney.com staff writer

March 16, 2006: 1:13 PM EST

HOUSTON (CNNMoney.com) - Enron's most prominent whistle blower Sherron Watkins took the stand Wednesday and described a company that increasingly became mired in accounting fraud in 2001, prompting her to send an anonymous letter to Enron founder Kenneth Lay in August warning him that the company "had a hole in the ship and we're going to sink."   Read article here.

Enron whistleblower condemns Lay

The executive who first raised concerns about financial malpractice at Enron said an internal investigation into accounting procedures was "bogus".

Testifying at the trial of Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, Sherron Watkins said she first raised doubts about Enron's accounting methods in August 2001.

"Accounting just doesn't get that creative," she said, referring to structures used by Enron to hide debts.   Read article here.